Some believe that photographs capture the soul of the person being photographed. This is generally linked to the belief that your reflection is your soul.
Today in the antique shop, I stumbled upon some old photographs that were for sale. While the snapshots with people and animals did not interest me much, I did find the photos of places and things quite appealing. I normally take photos of things and not so much of people, especially not people posing, so I understand my attraction to the photos of boats and buildings.
This got me thinking: If your eyes are the windows to your soul then surely photos of things you look at and choose to capture holds something of your soul as well?
I bought a couple of photos. I don’t know who took them, I don’t know when and where exactly (some) were taken. All I know is that I like the things this person looked at and the way in which they chose to capture it – and that I think captures far more of your soul than a photo of your face.
If my photos ever end up for sale in an antique shop/second-hand store, I hope that someone will look at my pictures and think the same. Maybe even see me in/through them.